The Crichton Foundation


Who are the Crichton Foundation?

The Crichton Foundation gives awards to celebrate academic excellence and reward individual achievements. Grants are also awarded to individual, or groups of, students who clearly demonstrate the need for support. The Foundation also pays grants to address valid cases of individual hardship.

There are 4 application deadlines each year, so make sure you don’t miss them! Get in touch with Pam and Kirsty either Browne House or via email here a couple of weeks in advance of the deadline to get advice on your application.

History and Heritage

The Crichton Foundation was originally set up by Elizabeth Crichton who purchased our picturesque campus. Over the years it has had many uses and today houses our University and College buildings and is therefore in keeping with the original legacy of Elizabeth Crichton. Today the Foundation preserves the heritage of the campus, develops the Crichton estate as a public asset for the whole community and raises awareness of its importance to the prosperity of the region of the Crichton Campus.

Student Bursaries and Scholarships

The Foundation offers awards and grants to students and assists the Crichton Campus partners, including Dumfries & Galloway College, University of Glasgow, University of West of Scotland, Open University, Crichton Carbon Centre and Scotland’s Rural University College, to develop their programmes and work collaboratively.

The Foundation offers the following help to students through scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries:

Crichton University of South of Scotland Action Group (CUSSAG) Award
Elizabeth Crichton Postgraduate Award
Crichton Foundation Discretionary Fund
Carson Reaching Potential Awards
Crichton Foundation Academic Excellence Awards
Crichton Foundation Student Hardship Grants

To find out more about these awards and which you might be eligible for you can check the Crichton Foundation website and talk to staff at the Student Link if you are unsure.


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